Nestled in the Heart of Rincon Valley, this beautiful and exclusive property is available on a limited basis for family retreats and related gatherings. During the spring and summer, we have some weeks (and weekends) available with nothing else scheduled. At such times, if it works for your dates, you can enjoy the beauty, serenity and safety of this garden paradise all to yourself.
What does that mean? You can book our property (in whole, or in part) as a place to rest, relax, share, cook (if you wish) and laugh together. You could have full access to our property, including dining and living areas, decks, gardens, our barn, professional sound system, book and music resources (if you wish), along with all the time in the world to kick back and bath in the peace and beauty we have spent twenty years nourishing.
What’s so unique about this property? One of our guest groups stayed here last year and sent us a card afterwards. They wrote: “There’s something about this place—a sense of love and peace—we’ve never felt anywhere else!”
This is why we make this quiet retreat center available to friends and guests as part of our fundraising for third world orphanages. If you book a weekend here, you will have the entire place to yourself (or you can also stay at just one--or more-- of our guest wings if there’s less than six of you.) With advance notice, we can also make available some of our free resources. These include counseling, seminars and workshops.
Most of these require thirty days advance notice. They include yoga/dance, stress relief workshops and seminars that are just for you and your group. These are all about learning to relax, unwind and experience personal, inner healing. (Please also see our website: www.whentheheartmelts.org for more details).
The owners will (if requested and available) also share insights from their books and teachings about healing from past wounds.
Some folks love these added resources. Others just want a safe place to kick back, relax and gather with friends and family. Sure, you could also book a typical “vacation rental” property, but if you stay at our retreat center, you’ll know you are also contributing to the care and support of orphaned children all over the world (check out one of our biggest recipients of support at www.irisglobal.org).
What sorts of groups stay at Hill Country Farm? We have booked extended family getaways, occasional small weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, corporate retreats, art, yoga and dance workshops, church groups and rehearsals. All of them have loved the space, beauty and peacefulness of a place dedicated to healing. We want you to rest, relax and restore, knowing you are also helping children in need. It’s a great feeling!
This extensive and exclusive estate is also within a 20 minute drive of the most premier wine country in the world. Santa Rosa has always been known as a gateway to the Sonoma, Calistoga, Napa, Healdsburg, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley wine appellations.
You will also discover acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, designed and maintained by a Master Gardener, surrounding you with quiet peace and relaxation here on these private grounds. Wherever your eyes wander, you'll enjoy relaxing on the veranda style wraparound deck where you'll be able to look out over the beautiful view of the foothills.
This property includes almost 9,000 square feet of accommodations in three separate buildings, one of which is a 2,400 square foot private multi purpose facility. Although we call it 'the Barn' we finished construction just four years ago, and the facility now includes a professional sound system (suitable for live recording) and will seat more than 100 people inside. It's been used very successfully for wedding receptions, concerts, spiritual workshops, yoga workshops, corporate retreats, training seminars, dance, live music performances and recording sessions, etc. etc.
Note* This estate property is run as a (501)(c)(3) non profit retreat center, and has been in operation since 1994. Our rental rates are suggested donations, based upon our costs. We offer discounts to churches and non-profit ministries. We can issue you a tax deductible receipt for a portion of your stay upon request. Our primary purpose for this property is to create and provide a beautiful, safe, quiet retreat location for you to relax with your extended family and friends and find rest and renewal. We also offer seminars, counseling sessions, guided prayer and meditation gatherings at no cost and only upon request. (Email us for a list of themes and topics). Don't forget to click on the link to our PhotoBucket website below for more photographs and floor plan sketches.
Note* We have very limited availability during the winter months. Email us for details.
Are you looking for an exotic wedding location or a back to nature renewal? Also check out our escape retreat camp facility on the north shore of Kauai. This utterly secluded beach house, located on a 400 acre ranch, sleeps four + and has room for three additional eco tents. With an extensive ocean view, this property is just a two minute stroll to an exclusive private beach (where they filmed part of Jurassic Park). Copy and paste this link into your browser: domegos.com/21088 (don't forget to put 'www' in front of domegos). This link will take you to our web site for our Angel Falls retreat camp. Note* Very limited availability.
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We purchased the land for this extended home and retreat center back in 1994, after a five year search. We had a demanding set of requirements, which included great soil, plenty of water, land untainted by previous building efforts, or abused by pollutants, chemicals, waste or so many of the human activities that can degrade our sense of peace and beauty. We have had, for many decades, a vision of a place that is a retreat for beauty and safety, for love and inspiration. God has blessed us with this property, and we feel entrusted to care for it and the land, to nurture and protect it. We feel that way too about people who want to stay here, or have gatherings like reunions and receptions or special events. Note* we operate as a non-profit corporation, and all rates displayed on our website are actually suggested donations. Part of your stay may be tax deductible. Email us for more info.
Land has a 'feel' to it. If you've ever stood on a vacant lot in a deserted area of an inner city neighborhood, you pick up on a sense of loss. there's a vibration, emanating from the earth. We were listening for that 'vibration,' as we searched. In a world racing forward, we felt drawn to create a place of beauty, a refuge to be quiet, to rest, relax and... have fun. This particular property, in its quiet and secluded setting, had that feeling: that it was destined to restore, to heal and to uplift whoever came to it. We hope you experience that when you arrive.
There's so much room here! You can dance in the barn, play on the lawns, sunbathe where no one can see you and... spread out. No cramped hotel rooms and pricey menus. We can provide occasional meals, or banquet style gourmet catering. You can create an entire mood at night, with candlelight, music, decks and gardens... and have it all for you and your special group, private, exclusive to celebrate, to relax, to laugh together. You can try for that in a hotel lobby or a banquet room, but it's just not the same as having six acres to yourself and your friends. Our vision is to see you renewed-- physically, emotionally and spiritually. With advance notice, we can also offer free counseling sessions and seminars. Our themes include restoring intimacy in marriage and healing from divorce, physical and emotional healing, (which can include specialized yoga training to rebalance posture and breathing), release from past wounds and offenses, along with discovering the healing flow of personal creativity. Our seminars and counseling sessions have been developed from more than twenty five years experience in counseling couples and single adults to find inner healing and freedom in a busy and confusing world. Email us for more details and visit our main website: www.whentheheartmelts.org